The Official Writing Challenge
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02/25/10
Riveting, absolutely riveting. And yet, heartbreaking at the same time. Thank you for putting this story out there; hopefully a reader will see herself and young ones and have courage to get to safety as well.
02/25/10
Very powerful. I felt tense the whole time I was reading it, silently begging the mother and little girl to make it to safety. Good job in bringing out such strong feelings.
02/28/10
Well-written and emotionally gripping...

Sometimes abuse can be so subtle and can grow so gradually in a woman's life, that it takes seeing it through someone else's perspective to finally grasp the truth that something is terribly, terribly wrong.
~Cathy~
03/03/10
Great take on a too common "secret." Gripping and well written.
03/04/10
God always works to reach people where they are. I am sure this story will be a great tool, in the hand of the Father, to touch someone in a similar situation, and bring them to a point where they can find the strength to leave. God bless you for writing this, and congratulations on taking 2nd place in level.
03/04/10
Congrats on your placing - your article is excellent. You did extremely well "getting in" to your character's thoughts and feelings and bringing this across in a very tense, gripping way.
03/04/10
Very,very well done. You did an amazing job of capturing what it is like for people who are trapped in abusive situations. Congratulations on the well-deserved place!
03/04/10
Thank you everyone for your kind words and encouragement.

About 20 years ago, I was the woman in the alley. More than anything I hope my words might give courage to someone else in a similar situation.

Thank you FW for awarding me 2nd place! I am so excited!!
03/04/10
This was so realistically portrayed! AWESOME JOB. Congrats!
03/06/10
Congratulations, dear sister! I'm so proud of you! Praising God, first for helping you find safety 20 years ago, second for the renewal & rebuilding of our relationship since then, and third for gifting you with this writing ability. Blessings!